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Aug 24 - Blaze are 2014 BASEBALL CANADA NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!
The Sr Blaze are the 2014 Baseball Canada National Champions.  We would like to thank the City of St John's and the the St John's Amateur Baseball Association for putting on a such a great tournament.  We would also like to thank Shawn Schaefer and Scott Tulloch of the Coquitlam Angels and Leon Boyd and Sean Hotzak from the Burnaby Bulldogs for being a part of this National Championship victory.  Below are the tournament game highlights:

Game 1 vs Ontario 2 (7-3 W)
Shane Kraemer got the start and went 5.1 innings for the victory giving up only 2 earned runs.  Keenan Takatch came into the game to preserve the lead in the 6th inning while Dillon Reynolds got the save.  Scott Webster and Bobby Wagner each went 2/3.  Bobby Wagner and Joe Germaine each had HR's.

Game 2 vs Nova Scotia (10-2 W)
Shawn Schaefer got the ball in game 2 and pitched the complete game only giving up 6 hits.  Offensively, Sean Hotzak went 3/4 and Bob Foerster was 2/3. Graig Merritt, Sean Hotzak and Bob Foerster each had HR's.

Game 3 vs Manitoba (7-3 L)
Leon Boyd was tagged with loss going 4.1 innings while Steven Federau came on in relief to try to keep the Blaze in it.  The Manitoba pitcher was tough silencing the Blaze bats when it counted.  Bob Foerster was 2/3 at the plate.

Game 4 vs Newfoundland (6-3 W)
Ryan Eiswerth picked up the win going 6.1 innings with Dillon Reynolds picking up the save.  Brad Ferraro, Jesse Peters, Sean Hotzak and Mason Cratty each had 2 hits.  This was a great game to be a part of as Newfoundland legend Frank Humber pitched the CG for Newfoundland in his retirement game.  (his son was his catcher in the game)  Blaze HC Dave Diachuk and Frank Humber both played on the National Team.

Game 5 vs New Brunswick (Semi-Finals 1-0 W)
Jesse Peters on the mound was simply great.  He pitched 7.2 innings, striking out 10 while only giving up 2 hits.  Shawn Schaefer came on in the top of the 8th to hold the team from New Brunswick to 0 runs.  Brad Ferraro was 2/4 while Bob Foerster in the bottom of the 8th got the clutch hit, scoring Bobby Wagner from 2nd for the win and a berth in the finals.

Game 6 vs Ontario (Championship Finals 3-0 W)
Shane Kraemer had his best outing of the year picking up the win in a complete game effort.  He struck out 13 while only giving up 1 hit. Bob Foerster was 2/4 offensively.

It should be noted that Shane Kraemer, although not named to the tournament all-star team, was the top pitcher of the tournament (21 K's, 2 W). Bob Foerster (.455 avg) and  Sean Hotzak (.409 avg)  were named to the tournament all-star team.

The Blaze look ahead to 2015 to try to get back to the BC Provincial Championships to try to win a 3rd title in 4 years, and as such get to the 2016 Canadian Championships.

The stats of the year goes to Shane Kraemer who had a simply outstanding season.  Please see his final stats below:

G 13, IP 65, H 36, ER 6, SO 83, W 9, L 0, ERA 0.64
2 wins @ Provincials
2 wins @ Nationals incl Championship game


Aug 18 - Blaze in Newfoundland this week for Sr Nationals
The Blaze are excited to represent BC this week at the Baseball Canada National Championships.  The round robin pool schedule is below:

Thur 1pm NTD vs Ontario 2 (St Pats Field) (8:30am PST)
Fri 1pm NTD vs Nova Scotia (Smallwood Field) (8:30am PST)
Fri 7pm NTD vs Manitoba (Smallwood Field) (2:30pm PST)
Sat 12pm NTD vs Newfoundland (Smallwood Field) (7:30am PST)
(NTD is 4.5 hours ahead of PST)

You can watch pitch by pitch live at: http://www.pointstreak.com/baseball/scoreboard.html?leagueid=202&seasonid=26652

You can watch a live video streak at: http://live.streamit.ca/?player=2184&eventid=32697

Both are FREE to watch.

Jul 17.14 - Blaze win 3rd PMBL Championship in a row!
The Blaze defeated Coquitlam this evening to capture their 3rd PMBL Championship in a row.  Both Bob Foerster and Louis Boyd hit HR's in the win while Steven Federau came on in the 6th inning (after a strong start by Ryan Eiswerth) to get the win.  Dillon Reynolds picked up the save.

The Blaze now move on to try to defend the BC Provincial Championship Aug 1-4 in Trail, BC.  The first game is on Friday Aug 1 vs the Trail Orioles at 6:30pm.





















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